You don’t hear that word much now. Their thoughts are a tangle of unexamined impulses. Leonardo art and aesthetics essay a great artist. What goes through the kid’s head at this point?
The trouble is, it’s not true. You feel this when you start to design things. Whatever job people do, they naturally want to do better. CEOs like to increase earnings. It means much the same thing in programming. It seems strange to have to emphasize simplicity. You’d think simple would be the default.
Painters discover that they’re expressionists. In math, every proof is timeless unless it contains a mistake. Every engraver since Durer has had to live in his shadow. Good design solves the right problem. How do you arrange the dials? A lot of bad design is industrious, but misguided. But in text that’s not the problem you’re trying to solve.
Problems can be improved as well as solutions. Good design is often slightly funny. I think it’s because humor is related to strength. Not every kind of hard is good. There is good pain and bad pain.
I could have thought of that. Some Leonardo heads are just a few lines. Nature uses it a lot, which is a good sign. There are two kinds of symmetry, repetition and recursion.